If the name—and the looks—of this restaurant are familiar, that’s because it’s a Madame Tussaud’s-worthy replica of the famed beer hall in Munich (the one that’s been around for four centuries). The food is sehr German, including schnitzel, strudel, and wurst, but the real treats are from the schmankerl (which means “treat”) section. Sauerbraten cooked in red wine is the Bavarian equivalent of pot roast, jägerschnitzel is a hunter’s dish of a pork cutlet topped with mushrooms, bacon, onion, and spaetzle. It’s all hearty, all meaty, and all meant to be eaten with a cold brew in the other hand, while listening to live polka and oom-pah bands. The beer, it turns out, tastes this authentic because it’s brewed at the original site and imported here, so even the Dunkel and Hefeweizen are the real deal. In the event you can’t make it to Germany, the Oktoberfest here, like in Munich, starts in September, with parties every week featuring local Vegas celebrities in keg-tapping ceremonies.
- Grace Bascos